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Entertainment Shakira cancels European tour after vocal cord hemorrhage

23:26  14 november  2017
23:26  14 november  2017 Source:   wonderwall.com

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Dates have been postponed until next year. Shakira has been forced to cancel her current European tour , after suffering a haemorrhage on her vocal chords. After postponing the opening night of her huge world tour in Cologne (November 7) – along with dates scheduled for Paris

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Last week, Shakira canceled several tour dates due to "vocal rest." On Tuesday, she announced that she's now postponing all of her European tour dates after suffering a vocal cord hemorrhage.

person posing for a picture: Shakira attends the presentation of the new album © Splash News Shakira attends the presentation of the new album "El Dorado" in Barcelona on June 8, 2017.

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The singer broke the news to her fans on Twitter on Nov. 14 in English and Spanish.

"These past few days, just before my first concerts, have been the hardest of my career," she wrote in a lengthy letter. "At the end of July I went for a routine checkup, before starting to design this tour and my doctor confirmed that my vocal cords were in perfect condition. Towards the end of October though, in the home stretch of my rehearsals, I felt a strange hoarseness that impeded my singing. The doctors, upon examination, detected that I had suffered a hemorrhage on my right vocal cord.

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After announcing the cancellation of her El Dorado Tour 's opening concert (Nov. 8), and postponing four other shows thereafter, Shakira is forced to postpone all European tour stops to rest and fully recover from a Shakira Forced To Cancel European Tour Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage .

Shakira postpones european tour dates after suffering vocal cord haemorrhage The singer did not give a date for her return although she is scheduled to

"I then went on vocal rest as recommended by the specialists in an attempt to recover in time for my first show in Cologne. Unfortunately the hemorrhage doesn't appear to have reabsorbed and my nightmare continues," she continued. "At the moment I find myself in a difficult battle as I try to fully recover. It pains me not to be able to sing this month, for those have done even the impossible to get tickets and accompany me throughout the different countries of Europe."

a woman wearing a dress: Shakira arrives at the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 10, 2011. © Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images / Getty Images Shakira arrives at the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 10, 2011.

She spoke about the how the postponement affects her family and her crew.

"In all the years I've been singing, I've never been faced with situation like this. As such, and with a heavy heart, I must announce that I find myself obliged to postpone my European tour until 2018, to allow my body several necessary weeks, dedicated to my complete recovery," she wrote. "I hope to overcome this difficult trial and to return to the stage as soon as possible, to once again hear your voices singing along with mine."

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Shakira has officially delayed her world tour until June, following a vocal cord injury she sustained during rehearsals in October. “Though I very much hoped my vocal cords would recover in time to pick the tour back up in January, and after exploring many options to that effect, I have accepted that

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